Stinkbugs are ¾ of an inch long. Their bodies are triangular in shape and brown, gray or dark green. They release a n odor when disturbed or crushed.
Stink bugs only feed on their host plants and are seldom encountered by humans. They prevent caterpillars and other insects from destroying plants, trees, crops and gardens.
To prevent stinkbugs from entering homes and buildings seal cracks around windows, doors, siding utility pipes, behind chimneys and other openings with a silicone chalk. Damaged screens on doors and windows should be repaired or replaced.
Treatment should be performed in the late summer or fall just prior to pest congregation.